Where can you hop on a snow scooter or a dog sledge and explore white wastelands? Where can you see relics of the Viking era and the Bronze Age? And where can you ski, take rides on Icelandic ponies, and stay in beautiful, exciting cities? Only in Sweden...
Sweden's capital city, Stockholm, is a city of great natural beauty. It is situated on a magnificent archipelago of 24,000 islands. It possesses the world's first national park enclosed within city limits. It is a city steeped in tradition and history with narrow passageways, cobbled streets, museums, splendid palaces, lively nightlife and many fine restaurants.
Stockholm is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world. The Old Town is particularly spectacular, and walking around the city's waterways and parks is a glorious way to spend a week-long stretch of European summer.
This lovely, lively city, with its maritime bent and international flavour, is a magnet for immigrants as well as tourists. Over 15% of greater Stockholm's population are immigrants. Just stroll through the quaint streets during Stockholm travel, and you'll hear everything from Polish to Japanese.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy strolling along the streets and lanes in the medieval section of Gamla Stan, or exploring its many museums. The city is compact and easily explored on foot, although its watery nature, and many islands and archipelagos, may have you looking around for a boat.
Stockholm's many restaurants range from inexpensive lunch cafeterias to gourmet establishments with outrageously fine decor. The city may not be one of the world's cheapest places to eat, but the quality is generally high.
Whether you choose to sleep in a modern-design showcase hotel, or a creaky old antique sailboat, you'll find that most of Stockholm's hotels are comfortable and of a high-quality. Service tends to be top-notch, and nearly all hotel staff speak English. Fleapits are fairly hard to find in this city. Small or large, grand or cozy, luxurious or simple...chose from among 40,000 beds in Stockholm City and surroundings.
Stockholm offers options ranging from simple rooms with access to a shower and toilet in the corridor to first-class "designer" hotels. You can search and make a reservation online.
Do you dream of waking up in the peace and quiet of Stockholm's beautiful archipelago or are you planning to spend a couple of intense days in the city?
When you stay at a campsite in Stockholm or the Stockholm municipality, you get the best of both worlds: proximity to nature and easy access to a big city, its vibrancy, and its wealth of activities. Perhaps you'd prefer to stay at one of the city's campsites and be close to everything. Or maybe you'd rather pitch your tent on a remote island in the archipelago...
Live comfortably at a bed and breakfast, a convenient, inexpensive accommodation alternative. You can book a bed and breakfast in the Stockholm region through private agencies.
There is also another possibility for tourists. It is Stockholm apartments. Stockholm apartments are perfect if you are staying for a long time, as you are saving money. Stockholm apartments can be modern and stylish studio, or one-, two- and more bedroom apartments. Stockholm apartments are usually fully equipped with Cable Television, direct dial telephones, and a work station with Broadband facility.
Stockholm is the entertainment capital of northern Europe, with everything from bars, pubs and nightclubs to theatres, cinemas and concert halls. Check the Swedish-language entertainment listing 'Pa Stan', which comes with the Dagens Nyheter newspaper every Thursday.